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1
Feb

HowTo: use goOgle’s public DNS and why?

Its been more than an year since goOgle launched its public DNS in an effort to make the web faster.. but still I see many people are unaware of it.

So today I am writing this post to tell the advantages of using goOgle’s DNS and how to use them.

First you should know what is DNS heres a wiki link if you want to read in detail..

DNS serves as Internet’s phonebook.. It translates human-friendly names into IP addresses. For example, the domain name www.example.com translates to the addresses 192.0.32.10

Similarly when we type http://SnehilKhanor.com our browser resloves this name into IP address- 72.18.142.18

Sometimes even for a single page our browser needs to perform multiple DNS lookups affecting our speed of browsing the internet.

Usually our ISP provides us with an IP address of a DNS server.. when client program needs to perform a DNS lookup it asks the DNS Server at this IP address.

Sometimes ISP provided DNS services have many problems as ISPs don’t look after their DNS server much..

So if you are experiencing any issues regarding slow resolution of domain names then you can switch to goOgle’s DNS server for better speed and security another option is to use OPEN DNS but I prefer goOgle’s public DNS..

To use goOgle’s DNS change your DNS IP address to:

8.8.8.8
&
8.8.4.4

Click here to see How to change DNS Server IP address.

Benefits of using goOgle’s DNS:

All in All there are two main advantages of using goOgle’s DNS

  1. Speed
  2. Security

I don’t want repetition of content so heres the link of goOgle’s explanation on the performance and security benefits of using goOgle’s DNS (only if you want to read 😛 )

So I hope its pretty much every thing u need to know on an abstract level about DNS and goOgle’s DNS in particular..

This post was intended for non techie layman readers… if want to digg into the details.. goto this link

In a nutshell by using a faster DNS server like goOgle’s DNS server, your browsing speed can increase, security can be improved and you get the results you expect with absolutely no redirection.

So If you are experiencing DNS problems.. or loading speed of your webpages makes you feel that its slower than it should be or is not as fast as it should be then do try using goOgle’s DNS as me and many wise friends of mine..

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31
Jan

HowTo: Change your DNS Server settings (with Screenshots)

Steps for changing DNS settings varies from operating system to operating system (Windows, Mac or Linux) and device to device (computer, phone, or router).
I am giving general procedure here to Change DNS settings of Windows 7 with Screenshots. Steps maybe similar for other versions of windows but may vary greatly for different OS like Mac or Linux.
Changing your DNS server settings:

Step 1:

Open “Network and Sharing center”
1) via “Control Panel” : Control Panel > Network and Internet > Network and Sharing Center
or
2) via clicking on network icon in Notification area
goto Network and sharing

goto Network and sharing

Step 2:

After opening “Network and Sharing center” click on “Change adapter settings” in left sidebar menu.
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Change Adapter Settings

Change Adapter Settings

Step 3:

Right click on the network you wanna modify and click on “Properties”.
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Right Click and choose properties

Right Click and choose properties

Step 4:
On the popped up window under “This connection uses the following items”, select “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4)” and click “Properties”

Connection Properties

Connection Properties

Step 5:

Again on the new popped up window, Under the “General” tab select the “Use the following DNS server addresses” radio button, and enter your prefered DNS server address.
I prefer goOgle’s DNS as you can see in my settings..
Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP-IPv4) Properties

Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP-IPv4) Properties

Word of Caution:
Before you change your DNS settings, make sure to note down the current server addresses or settings. It is very important that you keep these numbers for backup purposes, in case you need to revert to them at any time.
I recoommend you take screen shot of your “TCP/IPv4 Properties” before you make any changes.. thats what I do.. 😉
Step 6:

Click OK
And Voila! Its done.. No ReStarting required 🙂

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